On Tuesday’s The View, Meghan McCain got heated over a widely-shared video of a Trump administration attorney Sarah Fabian claiming the government was not “required” to provide particular toiletries and supplies to detained illegal immigrants at the border.
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This meant, to Sunny Hostin, that the White House “doesn’t care” about the children.
Joy Behar asserted that it was a case of downright racism — after all, she suggested, it would never be done if the illegals were from Norway.
Sunny punctuated, “No.”
Is it possible for Democrats on television to have a discussion about politics without accusing the other side of racism? Hold for an answer.
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Don’t count out Meghan McCain from any conversation on the poor conditions of holding facilities. She agreed with the panel’s labeling of the situation as “horrific,” but:
“Calling these places torture facilities. I understand it’s a humanitarian crisis. It’s horrific to detain — like you said, people in jail get soap and…toothpaste.”
She was startin’ to get crunk:
“But I know what a torture facility looks like. I’ve been to one. I know —”
Joy interrupted, “But this is –”
Here is, it seems to me, excellent advice for debating any issue with Meghan McCain, whether it be politics or who’s gonna drive on your fun-friends expedition to Walmart: Don’t interrupt that chick. She’s got fire — here, here, and here.
“Listen to me. Excuse me. When you have a facility whose specific purpose is to torture people, that is not what’s going on. Yes, it’s inhumane but there’s a big difference between a Hanoi Hilton and —”
Sunny boldly bounced in:
“We should be less concerned about what we’re calling them and what goes on inside of them. I don’t care what we’re calling them. Kids are dying inside of them. We should care about the dead kids that have come out of them.”
Aaand Meghan snatches back the conch shell:
“Well, my father couldn’t lift me above his head as a child because of his torture wounds so I do think that hyperbole is important,” McCain concluded, referencing the permanent physical damage done to the late Republican Arizona Sen. John McCain as the result of torture following his capture during the Vietnam War.”
Don’t interrupt Meghan McCain. And never, ever call them torture facilities.
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